Fresh from taking his first point of the season in France last Sunday, Jenson Button has said that he wants to be challenging to do that again this weekend at Silverstone.

Button heads to the British Grand Prix, his home event, boosted by his form at Magny Cours and while Honda still have some way to go, it appears as if they have made good progress with the RA107.

"The British Grand Prix is always special for a British driver and although we are a Japanese team, we are based just down the road from Silverstone in Brackley. We took a step forward with the performance of our car at the French Grand Prix last weekend, so we are now making progress," he stated.

"I hope that we can have a good race at Silverstone and be challenging for a point or two."

Asked about the track, Button noted that it is a great venue. Indeed in his view it is 'one of the best circuits in the world' and one that reminds him of the old days in the 50s and 60s.

"I love this high-speed circuit with the very quick change of direction and there are great corners like Becketts and Stowe. It's still a big challenge for F1 drivers today, especially parts like Becketts," he added.

"It's a very difficult complex and also one that reminds you how quick a Formula One car is and how special it is to be driving in F1. You can't help but exit that complex with a big smile on your face! It still gives me and all the other drivers such a great buzz.

"There are some good overtaking possibilities and because it's such a high-speed circuit, when they do happen it's such a big move."

As for the fans, Jenson said there support is always something that he appreciates: "The whole weekend at Silverstone is special and you can't underestimate the boost that a home crowd gives you. This year there are four British drivers to please the fans and that is just fantastic for British motorsport.

"You don't perform any differently because that is down to the driver but you do get a buzz throughout the whole weekend - just driving through the gates every day, seeing all those flags in the grandstand and all the additional events we take part in.

"It's such a special feeling in my heart because it's my home; it's where I'm from."

 

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